California Gift Show

CALIFORNIA GIFT JULY 2015 SHOW INFORMATION

Show Hours & Location
Show Category Locations
Free Seminars
Parking Rebate
Shuttle Info
Hotel Info
Rules & Regulations
Fair Trade Resource List
Green By Design Resource List
Made In America Resource List
Handmade Resource List
New Exhibitors
What’s New for 2015
Future Show
Urban Expositions Show Calendar

SHOW HOURS & LOCATION
Los Angeles Convention Center- Kentia & South Halls
1201 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Friday, July 17: 9 am - 5 pm 
Saturday, July 18: 9 am - 5 pm 
Sunday, July 19: 9 am - 5 pm 
Monday, July 20: 9 am - 3 pm

SHOW CATEGORY LOCATIONS
For optimum buying convenience, all exhibitors are categorized in the following divisions on the show floor:

SOUTH HALL
GIFT
DESIGN LA
MAKERS’ MARKET
PERSONAL STYLE
BOARDWALK

KENTIA HALL
WORLD STYLE
JEWELRY CASH & CARRY
VINTAGE

FREE SEMINARS
All registered buyers are invited to attend these free educational seminars held in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center. See the app CALENDAR for complete seminar details.

FRIDAY, JULY 17
Shopping Isn't What It Used To Be - New Consumer Tools Require New Selling Rules
11:00 am – 12:00 pm | Location: South Hall
Presented By: Lynn Switanowski-Barrett, president, Creative Business Consulting Group
Urban Retail Market Bootcamp: Do a Month's Worth of Marketing in 4 Hours or Less
2:00 – 3:00 pm | Location: South Hall
Presented By: SnapRetail
Telling The Story And Spreading The Word In 2015- Tactics To Create Testimonials And Reviews For Your Retail Business
3:30 - 4:30 pm | Location: South Hall
Presented By: Lynn Switanowski-Barrett, president, Creative Business Consulting Group  

SATURDAY, JULY 18
Retail Roundtable & Networking Lunch: Sharing Strategies For Success
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Enjoy Lunch and Network with Fellow Retailers After the Session!
ADMISSION: OPEN TO ATTENDING RETAILERS. SEATING/LUNCH LIMITED.
LUNCH IS INCLUDED WITH SEMINAR—MUST RSVP!
RSVP TO JOCELINE ARNOLD - Phone: 678.831.4573 | Email: jarnold@urban-expo.com
Urban Retail Marketing Bootcamp: Go Viral with Social Sharing
2:00 – 3:00 pm | Location: South Hall
Presented By: SnapRetail
 Trending Forward: Identifying Tomorrow’s Gifts
3:30 – 4:40 pm | Location: South Hall
Presented By: Claire Johnson, Managing Editor, Giftware News

SUNDAY, JULY 19
Credit Card Processing 101: Is Your Business Paying Too Much To Accept Credit Cards?
11:00 am – 12:00 pm | Location: South Hall
Presented By: Frank Bernacke, Business Development, CardConnect 
Urban Retail Marketing Bootcamp: Maximize Your Website Presence
2:00 – 3:00 pm | Location: South Hall
Presented By: SnapRetail
What’s New with SnapRetail? Customer Forum
3:00 – 4:00 pm | Location: South Hall
Sponsored By: SnapRetail

 

SPECIAL SHOW FEATURES

HOW THE WEST IS ONE
The versatile selection you’ll find here on show site at the California Gift Show  at the LA Convention Center (July 17-20, 2015) comes together with the permanent showrooms at the California Market Center (July 15-20, 2015) and LA Mart (July 15-20, 2015) to offer you the largest gift & home market in the west. Each location will honor the other's admission badges and complimentary shuttle service from select host hotels and between all 3 venues.

$50 CASH GIVEAWAYS!
Don't miss your chance to register for our daily drawings for $50 cash. To enter, stop by the $50 Cash Giveaway area. Present an order you've placed on the show floor for at least $100 with any exhibiting company. Each qualifying order entitles you to one entry. Enter as often as you like! Drawings will be held twice a day the first 3 days of the show. On the last day, be sure to enter for the grand prize drawing for a two-night hotel stay at the next edition of the California Gift Show. You must be on show site to win. Drawings open to qualified retail buyers only. 

NEW! BECOME A RETAIL MARKETING EXPERT! 
Join this exclusive series of educational seminars just for California Gift Show attendees and learn how to use the latest social media and email marketing techniques to grow store sales and engage customers.  See the app Calendar for complete details and the full seminar schedule.

SHOW SPECIALS
A number of exhibitors will be offering various savings on their lines and other discounts during all four days of the show. See the list of participating exhibitors.                                       

SPOTLIGHT ON FAIR TRADE, ECO-FRIENDLY, HANDMADE & MADE IN AMERICA PRODUCT
Fair Trade, Eco-friendly, Handmade and Made In America products are key growth areas for the California Gift Show. 

FAIR TRADE RESOURCE LIST
Click here to see companies with products that meet the Fair Trade Certification Standards.

GREEN BY DESIGN RESOURCE LIST
Click here to see companies with organic, energy-efficient products or products made from recyclable materials.

HANDMADE RESOURCE LIST
Click here to see companies with handmade in the USA products or international handcrafted items.

MADE IN AMERICA
Click here to see companies with made in the USA products.

NEW EXHIBITORS
 The California Gift Show continues to welcome new, first-time exhibitors.  Click here to see!

WHAT’S NEW FOR 2015?
You come to market to see what’s new, what’s fresh! Click here to see companies that are offering new lines, new introductions, etc. for the summer 2015 show!

 

PARKING REIMBURSEMENT *
Urban Expositions is offering a parking reimbursement to buyers who pre-registered by July 5, 2015 and arrive early to park at Los Angeles Convention Center lot– reimbursement up to $10/day (offer valid only from July 17-20, 2015).
Check the Buyer Services & Events page of the show website for complete details - www.californiagiftshow.com
*The parking voucher is only valid at the Los Angeles Convention Center owned and operated garages, including South Hall parking garage, West Hall parking garage, and the Venice parking garage. Parking is not guaranteed - space is based on first come-first serve availability.

SHUTTLE INFO
Free Express Shuttle Service
A shuttle service will run approximately every 15-20 minutes.  

Friday, July 17 – Sunday, July 19: From 7:30 am – 11:00 am and from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Monday, July 20: From 7:30 am – 11:00 am and from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

ROUTE 1: Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, The LA Hotel Downtown*
*walk to nearest shuttle stop

ROUTE 2: Figueroa Hotel, Millenium Biltmore Hotel, Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown Hotel, Hilton Checkers Hotel*
*walk to nearest shuttle stop

CALIFORNIA GIFT SHOW, LA MART & CALIFORNIA MARKET CENTER – Continuous shuttle service provided between all 3 venues. Check show signage for details.  

HOTEL INFO
If you need assistance or have any questions regarding our hotel reservations, please contact Connections at 855.246.URBAN

Buyers Click Here for discounted hotel rates for the California Gift Show.
Exhibitors Click Here for discounted hotel rates for the California Gift Show.

RULES & REGULATIONS
The California Gift Show is open to the trade only. Guests must be accompanied by a registered buyer and will be charged a $20 admission fee.

You will need to present the following along with your badges to gain admission to the show: 1 form of personal ID and 2 forms of business ID, which can include copy of business license, sales tax id number, payroll stub, company check, company credit card, vendor invoice, business card, letterhead or other printed collateral with company name.

(Please note: 1 form of personal ID and 1 form of business ID is required for each additional employee.)

To maintain the professional environment of the show, children under the age of 14 years and strollers are strongly discouraged. The photography of any exhibit is expressly prohibited without the written consent of the exhibitor.

FUTURE SHOW DATES
California Gift Show
January 30-February 2, 2016

URBAN EXPOSITIONS SHOW CALENDAR